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KC area jobs report: IT down, manufacturing up

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports small job growth in the Kansas City metropolitan area from June 2016 to July 2017. Information services posted the biggest percentage decline among major job sectors. Manufacturing and professional and business services were the big percentage gainers.

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Volkswagen stakes hopes of US sales revival on new SUV

Volkswagen's new SUV comes with a feature that automatically controls braking to each wheel as the seven-seater descends on slippery off-road terrain. The German automaker is staking its hopes on the new model being just as adept at arresting the company's sales woes in the United States.

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Dubai opens massive Marvel-branded indoor theme park

As summer temperatures soared outside, the world's largest indoor theme park, featuring popular Marvel and Cartoon Network-branded rides, opened its doors to the public on Wednesday in the Middle East's tourist hub of Dubai — the latest in a myriad of new attractions here.

Technology

New iPhone ready for debut — and a big change

Apple is set to release its new generation of iPhone next week and leaked documents show the phone won’t have an earphone jack. The new headphones will use the Lightning charging port and the phone will come with an adapter for users who want to keep upgraded headphones.

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Seniors show increasing interest in gun practice

At the Frontier Justice shooting range in Lee's Summit, quite a proportion of Tuesday's customers are seniors. The statistics from the National Rifle Association shows more and more older people are acquiring guns for recreational pleasure as well as self-protection.
Shelly Yang The Kansas City Star
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Seniors show increasing interest in gun practice

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White House weighs in on EpiPen pricing

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Taking on the LLC tax exemption in Kansas

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